2015 Migration Dutton Ranch Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., $68. There is not much specific about the Dutton Ranch designation since the Duttons farm so many acres, but this bottling concentrates on the Green Valley or coolest and foggiest part of the Russian River Valley. Clones 115 and “828.” Aged 10 months in French oak barrels, 40% new, 60% neutral. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. The nose opens broadly in the glass, sporting aromas of black cherry, Asian spices, and underbrush. An intense attack of black cherry fruit alerts the senses in this middleweight styled wine that is giving and forward. Creamy and sleek in the mouth, with melded tannins, and compatible acidity. The finish is gratifying but not extraordinary. The mild oak shadow needs some time to fully integrate. Score: 92. Reviewed January 20, 2018

Winery: Migration Wines
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